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UPDATED Arts for the Holidays: Holiday Shopping Guide

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Your guide to local holiday craft fairs, artist galleries, and indoor farmer’s markets. Get your loved ones something truly special this year from the local Columbus arts community. This guide will update continually throughout the season, so please check back regularly!

Newly added events will be italicized.

Previous events will be posted at the bottom of the list (so you can look out for them next year!).


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Final Holiday Countdown @ Global Gallery (Clintonville)
Venue: Global Gallery

December 21
1 – 6 p.m.

The holidays are upon us, get that last minute holiday shopping done! Only 4 days left till Christmas! Global Gallery was established in 1991 by four local churches to support artisans and farmers through marketing fair trade products. As a non-profit marketplace, it has since served as Central Ohio’s foremost international arts and handcrafts organization. Global Gallery provides a venue for under-served art forms, extending financial support to artists within Ohio and from around the globe.  Sunday events will feature food specials, great sales on fair trade gifts, music by Latin jazz pianist, Dean Marcellana (from 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.), holiday steel drum music by Nathan Anders (from 4-6 p.m.) and trunk show featuring local jewelry artist, Jennifer Sadler.

Global Gallery (Clintonville)
3535 North High Street, Columbus, OH 43214

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2014 Columbus Winter Avant-Garde Art & Craft Show
Venue: St. Agatha’s Parish Hall

December 20
10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

The holidays are upon us, get that last minute holiday shopping done! Only 5 days left till Christmas! This large show will feature nearly 100 artists and crafters selling their original handmade items! Admission is $3 to the public, children under 12 are free. A portion of proceeds will benefit the non-profit Pets Without Parents.

St. Agatha’s Parish Hall
1860 Northam Rd
Columbus, OH 43221

For more information visit The show is still currently accepting vendors, for information, please contact us. Also, be sure to visit us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and LinkedIn.

Oakland Nursery Pop Up Holiday Arts Show
Venue: Columbus Oakland Nursery

December 20
Nursery Hours

Come support local artists!

Gifts of the Craftsmen
Venue: Ohio Craft Museum

Through December 23
10:00 AM — 5:00 PM

The 15th annual “Gifts of the Craftsmen” holiday exhibition and sale will feature handcrafted jewelry, pottery, art glass, baskets, clothing and more, all made in America by approximately 100 fine craft artists. All works are suitably priced for gift giving, ranging in price from $4 “stocking stuffers” and $15 earrings, to John Geci’s glass vases and bowls at several hundred dollars.

MAC Pop-Up Holiday Store
Venue: The Shops at Worthington Place

Through January 11
Worthington Place Mall Hours

We are thrilled to announce a new MACtastic venture at the Shops at Worthington Place! We are temporarily renting a store front and showcasing local artists work! The MAC Pop Up Store features original, handmade, one of a kind art work on a consignment basis during the weekends starting mid-November through the holidays until mid-January.

A great place to grab wonderful original local art, supporting your art community.

Kit & Kaboodle Thrift Boutique
Venue: Kit & Kaboodle Thrift Boutique

Run by Colony Cats (& dogs) Adoption Center has all kinds of items from donated work by local artisans to vintage and gently used items. 100% of the proceeds go to help homeless cats and dogs.

Shop Handmade at Local Stores

Cultural Arts Center
Venue: Cultural Arts Center

A treasure trove of one-of-a-kind items, including stunning jewelry, notable decorative objects, hand-dyed scarves, collectible paintings and drawings, and much more.

Celebrate Local 
Venue: Easton Town Center

Showcases the best of Ohio-produced handmade and artisan goods, from local Ohio wines and spirits to handicrafts.

Venue: Glean

The first shop in Columbus selling goods handcrafted and locally made out of repurposed materials. Located in the Short North.

Wholly Craft
Venue: Wholly Craft

On High Street in Clintonville, this shop features handmade goods from over 200 crafters and artists.  Your one stop shop for for jewelry, clothing, paper goods and more.

Peruse the portfolios of dozens of local artists. Many offer payment plans!